Group of Third Reich Documents to Walter Bauch, Sergeant in the Airforce Field Division, D.O.W 09/02/1943. SOLD
This is an excellent group of documents to Walter Bauch, Sergeant in the Airforce Field Division, who died of wounds 09/02/1943. The group of documents includes;
1) RAD Voluntary Service identity card with uniform passphoto
2) "Arbeitsdank"membership card (RAD-veterans organisation), with uniform passphoto
3) Six postcard sized photographs of the Feldwebel, which include three studio- style portraits, one as NCO of his Luftwaffe Unit and two showing Walter Bauch as a Luftwaffe Infantry Instructor.
4) Wehrpass with Uniform Passphoto
Walter Bauch was a volunteer, who following RAD service joined the infantry and served from1935 to 1937 with 7/Jager Regiment 26. He transferred to the Airforce in October 1937 and served with several training units. He was promoted to Sergeant on 01/12/1940 and soon found himself training other Luftwaffe personnel in basic infantry tactics.
Following this, he was transferred to the Luftwaffe Feld-Division 4, which was sent to Welish, Russia in 1942 joining Army Group Centre.
Due to lack of experience and infantry training, all the hastily organised Airforce Field Divisions were rapidly destroyed by the Russians. Feldwebel Walter Bauch was one of the casualties and died of wounds in Russia on the 9th February, 1943.
This is a very rare group of documents and is in excellent condition.